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Professor Lilie Chouliaraki

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Department of Media and Communications 

London School of Economics and Political Science

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London WC2A 2AE UK 

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7852 3790

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Email: l.chouliaraki@lse.ac.uk 


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Professor Lilie Chouliaraki

Professor of Media and Communications, Doctoral Programme Director

Lilie Chouliaraki BA School of Philosophy, University of Athens; MA and PhD Dept of Linguistics, Lancaster University.

I joined the LSE in 2007 as Chair in Media and Communications.

Recent Awards

OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD, ICA 2015

The ironic spectator: solidarity in the age of post-humanitarianism, Chouliaraki, Lilie (2012), Polity Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780745642109

OUTSTANDING PAPER OF THE YEAR AWARD, JOURNALISM STUDIES DIVISION, ICA 2014 

Re-mediation, inter-mediation, trans-mediation  Chouliaraki, Lilie (2012) Re-mediation, inter-mediation, trans-mediation. Journalism Studies, 14 (2). pp. 267-283. ISSN 1461-670X

TOP PAPER OF THE YEAR, JOURNALISM STUDIES DIVISION, ICA 2010

Ordinary witnessing in post-television news: towards a new moral imagination  Chouliaraki, Lilie (2010) Ordinary witnessing in post-television news: towards a new moral imagination. Critical Discourse Studies, 7 (4). pp. 305-319. ISSN 1740-5904 

External and Internal Commitments

Lillie has a background in Languages and Linguistics and her research has a strong interdisciplinary orientation, drawing on Social and Cultural Theory, Moral Philosophy and Sociology, Visual Communication and Social Semiotics as well as Discourse Theory and Analysis. Her main interest lies in understanding how the media shape our ethical and political relationship to distant others; how they inform the ways we witness the vulnerability of these others and the ways we are invited to feel, think and act towards them. Her empirical material has included disaster news, humanitarian and human rights communication, war and conflict journalism, studying these in a historical perspective and across mass and digital media. Lillie has served at a number of LSE Committees and currently sits at the Board of LSE's Women, Peace and Security Centre as well as the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship. She is Member of the AHRC Peer Review College. She is also Honorary Professor at the Copenhagen Business School and has been visiting Professor at a number of Universities, including CELSA-Sorbonne, Paris, University of Helsinki and University of Stockholm; she holds a 2017 Professorial Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Bologna. Her work has been translated in Portuguese, Polish, Danish, Greek, Italian, French and Chinese. 

My main interest is in media ethics, broadly understood as the moral implications of mediated communication in contemporary public life. I have published extensively on the nature of mediated public discourse, particularly on the link between mediation, social action and cosmopolitan citizenship.

My main research focus lies in the mediation of human vulnerability, and I have spent the past ten years exploring three key domains within which human vulnerability appears as a problem of communication:  disaster news, humanitarianism and war.  In my work on the mediation of disaster news, I have shown the ways in which Western national and trans-national television networks follow hierachical patterns in their narrative organisation of news on distant suffering and, hence, in the systematic distribution of ethical sensibilities towards distant others. In so doing, I conclude, they reproduce global hierarchies of place and human life, along a West/non-West axis (The Spectatorship of Suffering, Sage 2006/2011). In more recent work, on the mediation of solidarity, I explored how the humanitarian imperative has changed in the course of the past fifty years. Looking into NGO appeals, rock concerts, celebrity advocacy and post-television disaster news, I demonstrated how major institutional (the commercialisation of the aid and development field), technological (the rise of new media) and political (the fall of grand narratives) transformations have also changed the moral imperative to act on distant others who need our support.  As a consequence, I argued, solidarity has today become not about conviction but choice, not vision but lifestyle, not others but ourselves - turning us into the ironic spectators of other people's suffering (The Ironic Spectator. Solidarity in the Age of Post-humanitarianism, Polity, 2012). My current work focuses on the mediation of war, where I explore the various public genres through which war has been mundanely communicated in our culture, from photojournalism to films and from memoirs to news. The aim is to better understand how our collective imagination of the battlefield and its sufferings, what we may call our 'war imaginary', has been shaping the moral tissue of public life, in the course of the past century (1914-2012).

Books

Self-mediation: new media, citizenship and civil selves

Chouliaraki, Lilie, ed. (2012) Self-mediation: new media, citizenship and civil selves. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415672122

Media, Organisations and Identity

Chouliaraki, Lilie and Morsing, Mette, eds. (2010) Media, organizations and identity. Macmillan Publishers Limited, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230515512

 
Soft Power of War

Chouliaraki, Lilie, ed. (2007) Soft power of war. Benjamins current topics. John Benjamins Publishing, Philadelphia, PA. ISBN 978902722233

Spectatorship of Suffering

Chouliaraki, Lilie (2006) Spectatorship of suffering. SAGE, London. ISBN 978076197039

 
Discourse in Late Modernity

Chouliaraki, Lilie and Fairclough, Norman (1999) Discourse in late modernity: rethinking critical discourse analysis. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748610822

 

Book chapters

Digital footage from conflict zones: the politics of authenticity
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2017) Digital footage from conflict zones: the politics of authenticity. In: Franklin, Bob and Eldridge II, Scott , (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies. Routledge , London, UK. ISBN 9781138887961 (In Press)

Post-humanitarianism
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2017) Post-humanitarianism. In: Allen, Tim, Macdonald, Anna and Radice, Henry, (eds.) A Dictionary of Humanitarianism. Routledge , London, UK. ISBN 9781857432817 (In Press)

Michel Foucault
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2016) Michel Foucault. In: Jensen, K.B. and Craig, T.R., (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy. The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication Series,4. Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley-Blackwell, UK. ISBN 9781118290736 (In Press)

Victimhood, voice and power in digital media
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2016) Victimhood, voice and power in digital media. In: Simonsen, Karen-Margrethe and Kjærgård, Jonas Ross, (eds.) Discursive Framings of Human Rights: Negotiating Agency and Victimhood. Routledge , Abingdon, UK, pp. 247-262. ISBN 9781138944503

Citizen voice in war and conflict reporting
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2016) Citizen voice in war and conflict reporting. In: Robinson, Piers, Seib, Phillip and Fröhlich, Romy, (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Media, Conflict and Security. Routledge, London, UK, pp. 377-415. ISBN 9780415712910 (Submitted)

Cosmopolitanism
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2016) Cosmopolitanism. In: Gray, John and Ouelette, L., (eds.) Media Studies. New York University Press, New York, USA. (In Press)

Cosmopolitanism as irony: a critique of post-humanitarianism
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2013) Cosmopolitanism as irony: a critique of post-humanitarianism. In: Rosi, Braidotti, Patrick , Hanafin and Bolette , Blaagaard, (eds.) After Cosmopolitanism. Routledge, London, UK, pp. 77-96. ISBN 9780415627214

Liberal ethics and the spectacle of war
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2013) Liberal ethics and the spectacle of war. In: Couldry, Nick, Madianou, Mirca and Pinchevski, Amit, (eds.) Ethics of Media. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, pp. 136-160. ISBN 9780230347632

Between pity and irony: paradigms of refugee representation in humanitarian discourse
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2012) Between pity and irony: paradigms of refugee representation in humanitarian discourse. In: Moore, Kerry, Gross, Bernhard and Threadgold, Terry, (eds.) Migrations and the Media. Global crises and the media. Peter Lang, New York, USA. ISBN 9781433107726

Discourse and mediation
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2010) Discourse and mediation. In: Allan, Stuart, (ed.) Rethinking Communication: Keywords in Communication Research. Hampton Press, New York, USA . ISBN 1572739567

Global representations of distant suffering
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2010) Global representations of distant suffering. In: Coupland, Nikolas, (ed.) The Handbook of Language and Globalization. Blackwell handbooks in linguistics. Wiley-Blackwell, Malden, USA, pp. 608-625. ISBN 9781405175814

Journalism and the visual politics of war and conflict
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2009) Journalism and the visual politics of war and conflict. In: Allan, Stuart, (ed.) Routledge Companion to News and Journalism. Routledge, London, UK, pp. 520-533. ISBN 9780415465298

Discourse analysis
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2008) Discourse analysis. In: Bennett, Tony and Frow, John, (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Cultural Analysis. SAGE Publications, London, UK, pp. 674-698. ISBN 9780761942290

Global politics-local action: the discursive politics of mediation
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2007) Global politics-local action: the discursive politics of mediation. In: Hansen, Hans Krause and Salskov-Iversen, Dorte, (eds.) Critical Perspectives on Private Authority in Global Politics. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK. ISBN 9781403989468

Mediation, text and action
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2007) Mediation, text and action. In: Bhatia, Vijay, Flowerdew, John and Jones, Rodney, (eds.) Advances in Discourse Studies. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415398107

Media discourse in the public sphere
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2004) Media discourse in the public sphere. In: Howarth, David and Torfing, Jacob, (eds.) Discourse Theory in European Politics: Identity, Policy, and Governance. Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 275-297. ISBN 9781403917195

Mediated experience and youth identities in a post-traditional order
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2003) Mediated experience and youth identities in a post-traditional order. In: Androutsopoulos, Jannis and Georgakopoulou, Alexandra, (eds.) Discourse Constructions of Youth Identities. John Benjamins Publishing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 303-333. ISBN 1588113558

Reflexivity and late modern identity
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2000) Reflexivity and late modern identity. In: Reisigl, Martin and Wodak, Ruth, (eds.) Semiotics of Racism. Passagen Verlag, Vienna, pp. 305-330. ISBN 3851653688

Media discourse and national identity: death and myth in a news broadcast
Chouliaraki, Lilie (1999) Media discourse and national identity: death and myth in a news broadcast. In: Wodak, Ruth and Ludwig, Christoph, (eds.) Challenges in a Changing World: Issues in Critical Discourse Analysis. Passagen, Vienna, pp. 37-62. ISBN 3851653254

Power and heteroglossia in institutional talk
Chouliaraki, Lilie (1998) Power and heteroglossia in institutional talk. In: Cacoullos, Ann and Sifianou, Maria, (eds.) Anatomies of Silence : Selected Papers [From The] Second Hase International Conference on Autonomy of Logos. Parousia, Athens, Greece, pp. 246-257. ISBN 9789608424111

Articles

Authoring the self: media, voice and testimony in soldiers memoirs
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2016) Authoring the self: media, voice and testimony in soldiers memoirs. Media, War & Conflict, 8 (4). pp. 58-75. ISSN 1750-6352

Digital witnessing in conflict zones: the politics of remediation
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2015) Digital witnessing in conflict zones: the politics of remediation. Information, Communication & Society, 18 (11). pp. 1362-1377. ISSN 1369-118X

Digital witnessing in war journalism: the case of post-Arab Spring conflicts
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2015) Digital witnessing in war journalism: the case of post-Arab Spring conflicts. Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture, 13 (2). pp. 105-119. ISSN 1540-5710

From war memoirs to milblogs: language change in the witnessing of war, 1914-2014
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2014) From war memoirs to milblogs: language change in the witnessing of war, 1914-2014. Discourse & Society, 25 (5). pp. 600-618. ISSN 0957-9265

The humanity of war: iconic photojournalism of the battlefield, 1914–2012
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2013) The humanity of war: iconic photojournalism of the battlefield, 1914–2012. Visual Communication, 12 (3). pp. 315-340. ISSN 1470-3572

Special issue: the ethics of images
Chouliaraki, Lilie and Blaagaard, Bolette B. (2013) Special issue: the ethics of images. Visual Communication, 12 (3). pp. 253-259. ISSN 1470-3572

Mediating vulnerability: cosmopolitanism and the public sphere
Chouliaraki, L. (2013) Mediating vulnerability: cosmopolitanism and the public sphere. Media, Culture and Society, 35 (1). pp. 105-112. ISSN 0163-4437

Re-mediation, inter-mediation, trans-mediation
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2012) Re-mediation, inter-mediation, trans-mediation. Journalism Studies, 14 (2). pp. 267-283. ISSN 1461-670X

'Improper distance': towards a critical account of solidarity as irony
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2011) 'Improper distance': towards a critical account of solidarity as irony. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 14 (4). pp. 363-381. ISSN 1367-8779

Proper distance: mediation, ethics, otherness
Chouliaraki, Lilie and Orgad, Shani (2011) Proper distance: mediation, ethics, otherness. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 14 (4). pp. 341-345. ISSN 1367-8779

The theatricality of humanitarianism: a critique of celebrity advocacy
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2011) The theatricality of humanitarianism: a critique of celebrity advocacy. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 9 (1). pp. 1-21. ISSN 1479-1420

Ordinary witnessing in post-television news: towards a new moral imagination
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2010) Ordinary witnessing in post-television news: towards a new moral imagination. Critical Discourse Studies, 7 (4). pp. 305-319. ISSN 1740-5904

Self-mediation: new media and citizenship
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2010) Self-mediation: new media and citizenship. Critical Discourse Studies, 7 (4). pp. 227-232. ISSN 1740-5904

Critical discourse analysis organizational studies: towards an integrationist methodology
Chouliaraki, Lilie and Fairclough, Norman (2010) Critical discourse analysis organizational studies: towards an integrationist methodology. Journal of Management Studies, 47 (6). 1213 -1218. ISSN 1467-6486

Post-humanitarianism: humanitarian communication beyond a politics of pity
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2010) Post-humanitarianism: humanitarian communication beyond a politics of pity. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 13 (2). pp. 107-126. ISSN 1367-8779

Witnessing war: economies of regulation in reporting war and conflict
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2009) Witnessing war: economies of regulation in reporting war and conflict. The Communication Review, 12 (3). pp. 215-226. ISSN 1071-4421

The media as moral education: mediation and action
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2008) The media as moral education: mediation and action. Media, Culture and Society, 30 (6). pp. 831-852. ISSN 0163-4437

The mediation of suffering and the vision of a cosmopolitan public
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2008) The mediation of suffering and the vision of a cosmopolitan public. Television and New Media, 9 (5). pp. 371-391. ISSN 1552-8316

Symbolic power of transnational media: managing the visibility of suffering
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2008) Symbolic power of transnational media: managing the visibility of suffering. Global Media and Communication, 4 (3). pp. 329-351. ISSN 1742-7665

Aestheticization of suffering on television
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2006) Aestheticization of suffering on television. Visual Communication, 5 (3). pp. 261-285. ISSN 1470-3572

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Monographs

Youth politics in television
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2000) Youth politics in television. Secretariat for Youth, Ministry of Education, Athens, Greece.

Media discourse and national identity among young Greeks
Chouliaraki, Lilie (1997) Media discourse and national identity among young Greeks. Secretariat for Youth, Ministry of Education, Athens, Greece.

Conferences/Workshops/Videos

Lilie Chouliaraki features in the Institute of Public Affairs' Gearty Grillings series to discuss the moral implications of the use of celebrities by humanitarian organisations. 

Distant suffering in the media
Chouliaraki, Lilie (2008) Distant suffering in the media. In: Professor Lilie Chouliaraki Inaugural Public Lecture, 27 February 2008, LSE. (Unpublished)

Morality and media in the 21st Century - a panel in celebration of the work of Professor Roger Silverstone
Chouliaraki, Lilie, Beckett, Charlie and Mansell, Robin (2006) Morality and media in the 21st Century - a panel in celebration of the work of Professor Roger Silverstone. In: Morality and media in the 21st Century - a panel in celebration of the work of Professor Roger Silverstone, 16th October 2006, LSE. (Unpublished)

 

I lead the Department's PhD programme and run our weekly doctoral seminars (MC500). I also teach the Humanitarian Communication (MC429) optional course and contribute lectures to selected courses for the MSc Programmes offered by the Department. I supervise PhD students. Their topics include the mediation of human trafficking as a humanitarian cause; the gender politics of mediating domestic violence in Hungary ; the relationship between mediation, mediatisation and ideology; digital media and journalistic identities in the newsroom. Applicants with backgrounds in social science disciplines including media studies, communication and discourse studies, political science and sociology are encouraged to apply.

 
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Lilie Chouliaraki

I will be on sabbatical during Lent and Summer Terms 2017.  I will not be supervising MSc student dissertations during 2017.


The Ironic Spectator

Chouliaraki, Lilie (2012) The ironic spectator: solidarity in the age of post-humanitarianism.Polity Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780745642109

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